Fly Mason Airways and help children!
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 08 November 2006

BBC Children In Need
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is putting his flying credentials to excellent use, alongside fellow qualified pilot Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) in an upcoming charity auction.

The duo are offering listeners to Terry Wogan’s breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 the opportunity to fly with them to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire next summer, as part of the BBC's regular fundraiser "Children In Need".


There will also be the opportunity to join Wogan’s Breakfast Show colleague and voice of the National Lottery, Alan Dedicoat, on a flight aboard a piece of military ‘heavy metal’ courtesy of the Royal Air Force. In the evening the winning bidder and their partner will be among the special guests at the prestigious Royal International Air Tattoo Gala Dinner followed by a night at one of the most exclusive hotels in the Cotswolds – Cowley Manor.


Floyd in 1987The following day, they will be treated to a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the Air Tattoo - including a visit to the Air Traffic Control Tower - a flight in their own luxury jet courtesy of US aircraft manufacturers Gulfstream, plus they will have the chance to meet the world’s greatest aerobatics display team, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows.

A spokesman for the Air Tattoo said: “We’ve been associated with the BBC’s Children in Need appeal for a number of years and we are delighted to be in a position to take part once again. We are extremely grateful to Bruce and Nick for joining forces with us for what is a dream package for rock fans who have a passion for aircraft or aviation enthusiasts who love rock music.”

Last November, a couple from Surrey bid £40,000 for a VIP visit to this year’s Air Tattoo.

More details of the BBC's Children In Need can be found at

UPDATE: The top bid for this very special package was for £40,000. We hope to have some exclusive pictures of the event, for all you BD readers! 


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 December 2006 )